Klas Telecom has announced that four Army Brigade Combat teams have been selected for initial fielding of the company’s Voyager Tactical Radio Integration Kit (TRIK), a low SWaP and rugged communications solution system, as part of the ITN architecture within Capability Set '21 (CS21), the company reported on Thursday.
"The ITN greatly increases warfighter effectiveness on the battlefield and the Voyager TRIK is at the heart of it. What took a JTAC upwards of 30 minutes to accomplish with unplanned overhead assets, can now be done in 30 – 45 seconds. 30 minutes is too long to wait for air support that's needed immediately," said Mike Munn, director of Army Programs at Klas Telecom Government.
Klas Telecom’s TRIK will provide the core voice and data gateway functionality at company, battalion and brigade levels. The Tactical Radio Mesh Network and Klas Telecom’s technology integration will decrease connection time to provide enhanced situational awareness and Common Operating Picture (COP).
The company’s offering will enable users to communicate more efficiently, carry less equipment, make better and faster decisions and have flexibility for changing mission environments. The Capability Set construct is designed to be renewed every two years to ensure the Army has access to the latest technology. Klas Telecom has projected initial fielding to conclude in October 2020.
After initial fielding, technology from CS21 will be evaluated based on soldier feedback to work toward the Developmental Operations (DevOps) approach. DevOps will supply soldiers with the best capabilities, as opposed to the programmatic approach.
Klas Telecom’s new solution adds to the company’s history of designing and providing innovative products through the DevOps approach within the federal sector.
"These contract awards are just the start for Klas as the Capability Set modernization format fits our Evolutionary Product Development model perfectly. We will continually enhance our existing products and develop new products by communicating directly with our customers and partners to ensure we provide the best communication systems available on the market," said David Huisenga, president and CEO at Klas Telecom Government.
About Klas Telecom Government
Klas Telecom Government provides rugged, low size, weight and power (SWaP) deployable communications solutions to meet the needs of government and military communicators in any operational environment. The company enables customers to communicate in extreme environments by delivering tactical and executive communications systems specifically designed for ultimate flexibility, scalability and portability.